Rhea  -  this bouncing ball of energy came to us from Annie Jackson in Melbourne -  and showed us that she was going to be a "top dog" from an early age.  Russ and Julie Frewin took over her obedience training from an early age so she was not introduced to the show ring until August 1998.

 

Rhea aged 14 weeks

her dad  -  Ch Aatuks Rising Son  (Imp USA)

Selected with her friend Erin Frewin for the December 1997 Canine Journal to illustrate an article about Dogs and Christmas

 

What an introduction she had to the world of shows!   Her first show saw her win Best Exhibit in Group  (ACT Ladies KC) on 16 August 1998, and this was followed by a Best Puppy in Show win at the Dalwood International Dog Show in Sydney on 30 August 1998, Judge Mrs Flora MacKenzie  (Canada).  That win saw Rhea invited to the prestigious Sutherland Contest of Champions - Top Puppy Competition in November 1998.  Rhea won Reserve Challenge  at the SH & AM Club of SA 10th Anniversary Show on 8 July 2000, judged by Mrs Bobbie Palmer  (USA)

 

A mature Rhea

she still found time to race Patches across Parramatta Park in Sydney    -  filming for Burkes Backyard in August 1999

Gaiting 20 kiilometres beside the bicycle for her Endurance Test title in 2000

Training off leash for that CD (Novice Obedience) title  -  which eluded her

Rhea went to live with Maggie Corby and David Gock as a companion and special canine friend for their Husky Stolli.  Rhea relaxed into her role and enjoyed some years of life as a family dog away from the show ring before her health bombshell hit.

 

She was diagnosed with malignant tumours in January 2004, which was a shock to all of us as Rhea was always strong, fit and healthy.

Lorraine Harris and Mara joked that of all of our Huskies, Rhea was the one to take on and subdue Dromornis stirtoni the Demon Duck of Doom (a carnivorous duck equipped with a bill the size and shape of an axe)
This link gives that extinct dinosaur in context                http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/911408.stm
 

With Chi (her great grandmother) 27 April 2004

Looking down on the world  -  typical of Rhea's style!

 

Pedigree of: Ch Norstarr Off The Planet ET
PARENTS GRAND-
PARENTS
GREAT GRANDPARENTS GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS GGG GRANDPARENTS
Aust Ch / Am Ch / Intl CH Aatuk's Rising Son (Imp USA) Am Ch Symiron's Chocolate Drop Am Ch Kossok's Hershey Kiss Am Can CH Kaila's Who's Who Of Tolovana Kaila's Beau Bleu Of Rusojhn
Maridel's Argenta Mist
Kossok's Chelsea Of Sno-Fame Jonathie's Sequoia Of Sno-Fame
Sno-Fame's Solo Shakira
Am Ch Troika's Bozi Miloski Am CH The Honey Bear Of Troika Marlytuk's Sachem Of Canaan
Kczar's Phoenix Of Troika
Am CH Sno-Crop's Caribu Lu O' Troika Cherskiy's K C Jones Of Troika
Ali-Son's Royal Satin O' Troika
Am Ch Echo Call's Mountain Mist Am Ch Echo Call's Playboy Am CH Sierra's Traveler Maridel's El Cid Of Innisfree
Sierra's Sno Queen Of Kartoga
Tymberlyne's Echo Call Kahlua Sierra's Silverstreak
Innisfree's Tymberlyne Piper
Am Ch Echo Call's Snow Fox Am CH Tymberlyne's Echo Call Vegas Sierra's Traveler
Innisfree's Tymberlyne Piper
Nailutchij's Ms Of Echo Call Innisfree's Sierra Yank-Kei
Sunset Hill's Cheeky Reprisal
Ch Mikulov North Starr ET Grand Ch / Can Ch Innisfree's On Target (Imp USA) Innisfree's Peacekeeper Am CH Innisfree's Tradewind Innisfree's Return Engagement
Innisfree's Pegeen
Kadyak's Ms Alaska Innisfree's Red Roadster
Kadyak's Ms Kishwin
Am Ch Innisfree's Ambitious Am Can CH Innisfree's Brannigan Innisfree's Willit Run
Innisfree's Chandalar Sage
Innisfree's Ariana Innisfree's Red Roadster
Innisfree's Marakesh
Aust Ch / NZ Ch Mikulov A Lone Lady ET Aust Ch Kolyma Silver Bounty Aust Ch Rossfort's Nijinski (Imp UK) Arcticlight's Silver Shadrin
Arcticlight's Canadian Crystal
Am Ch Innisfree's N York Blazing Star (Imp USA) Innisfree's Red Roadster
Innisfree's Orange Omega
Ch Chukchii Glacier Girl ET Volku Jininski Ch Kolyma Czar Kolenka
Hunevoss Nikaela
Chukchii Danlee Ch Chukchii Silver Wolf
Danlee Karelia